‘This is Surfing Medicine’

We are proud to show you the latest video portraying some aspects of “Surfing Medicine”. Our gratitude to all supporters, contributors, partners, surf med pioneers worldwide, our crew, mother nature, the ocean and the whole surfing community. Keep the...

Advanced Surf Life Support – Video

We are proud to show you the latest video portraying the Advanced Surf Life Support™ course. Hit the play button and dive into this challenging, teaching and fun 7-day-course: The Advanced Surf Life Support™ course features a wide array of topics, such as rescue...

Introducing the “Masterclass in Surfing Medicine”

The 3rd Annual Conference in Surfing Medicine (The Glasshouse, Sligo, Ireland, 9th-13th September 2014) sees the introduction of the Masterclass. You’ll have the possibility to participate in two (2) different Masterclasses, one during the afternoon of the 10th...

Fáilte Ireland joins the line-up for Conference 2014!

First off, the European Association of Surfing Doctors (EASD) is delighted to announce “Meet in Ireland” (Fáilte Ireland/Irish Tourism Development Authority) as sponsor for Conference 2014! “Meet in Ireland” will provide overseas marketing and promotional...

Let’s talk about Surfing and Substance Abuse

Doctors … Surfers … Addicts? “Keeping the Surfer Healthy and Safe”; that is the motto of the EASD Surfing Doctors. For years, the stereotype of the ‘pothead’ surfer has prevailed. Yet, there is only scant data to back up this stigma1. Substance abuse amongst doctors...

The Surfer’s Ear: I can’t hear you doc!

During the 1994 US Open of Surfing at Huntington Beach, California, a total of 307 surfers were screened on external auditory exostoses (EAE). There was a 73.5% overall prevalence of external auditory exostoses and a 19.2% overall prevalence of osteomas in the group...

The beauty of a surfboard (is) in the eye of the beholder…

Just like genitalia, the eye accounts for 1% of all surfing injuries. 14% of all surfing injuries is caused by the nose of the board (see our FFF). This week we review a 2004 case report that illustrates the 1:70000 chance of getting an eye injury caused by the nose...